Justus, S/Sgt. John S.

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S/Sgt. John Samuel Justus 
Born: 17 December 1917 – Bellwood, Illinois 
Parents: Fred Justus & Sophia Thierbach-Justus 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers 
Home: 
– 2614 Glos Street – Bellwood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Roosevelt School, Bellwood 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1936  
Occupation: Jefferson Electric Company – Bellwood, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Sophia Justus – mother
Inducted: 
– 15 May 1942 
– U. S. Army 
Serial Number: 36339260 
Training: 
– Fort Ord, Califonia 
Unit: Company B, 169th Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division 
Engagements: 
– Battle of Guadalcanal 
– Battle of Russell Islands 
– Battle of New Georgia 
– Battle of Philippine Islands 
– The Island of Luzon 
Killed in Action: 
– 24 January 1945 
– hit by mortar shrapnel 
Buried: 
– Luzon, Philippine Islands 
Reburied: 
– 14 August 1948 – Elm Lawn Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 
– Section: 15 Lot: 22 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Note: His brother, Alex, was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and spent the
  rest of the war as a German POW.

 

 

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